Kristen Kuzia Perkins, MS, CCRP, Associate Clinical Trial Manager, TESARO

Study Coordinators Want More Respect from Sponsors

While they may not always show it, most sponsors deeply value and respect the work done by study coordinators, says one-time coordinator Kristen Kuzia Perkins, MS, CCRP, associate clinical trial manager at TESARO, an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. “Sponsors want to see them as partners in the clinical trial process,” she adds. The problem: “Most study […]

Lysa Triantafillou, Director, Quality Management Office, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.

How to Turn SOPs into Performance Tools

It bears repeating: Effective standard operating procedure (SOP) development is the foundation for solid regulatory compliance programs from the efficiency and repeatability perspectives, says Lysa Triantafillou, director of the Quality Management Office at Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Early in her career, Triantafillou abandoned the “SOPs by committee” concept. “It was just a miserable failure […]

Don’t Let Your Job Title Keep You from Being a Clinical Research Leader

Have you reached a point in your clinical research career where you are itching for a change, but feel constrained by factors like not wanting to relocate, or seeing the next position you crave is already filled by someone who isn’t going to let it go anytime soon, or admitting that moving up the corporate […]

Peter Malamis, CEO, CRO Analytics

Applying the Power of Performance Analytics to the Challenge of Improving Clinical Research

ACRP recently announced a joint initiative with CRO Analytics, Inc. to provide clinical research organizations with insight on performance analytics and its role in improving clinical research. Through the initiative, called ACRP Analytics, ACRP and CRO Analytics will assist ACRP Members and their employers in understanding and employing rigorous service quality measurement to reduce the […]